2021’s restaurant openings continue even during a period of uncertainty. As October puts some separation between the busy summer, when cooped-up Chicagoans fled their homes at rapid rates in search of an escape, the city is at a crossroads. Sweater weather is routinely slower than the summer in Chicago, but there are plenty of planned restaurants that were delayed during the pandemic. Some projects can no longer wait any longer. Given that landscape, this month brings several interesting openings to the city.
For the October update, Eater Chicago adds five new restaurants: A Loop food hall, a South Side Mexican restaurant, an all-day Spanish cafe in Lincoln Park, a sceney River North restaurant, and a major restaurant group’s latest in West Loop. Put down the pumpkin spice and enjoy October. Happy dining.
As of August 20, the city has mandated that everyone wear facial coverings while indoors. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More